McIDAS would be the way we would move if something did happen to GEMPAK. It's
ability to deal with model data is not anywhere nearly as good, but the new
MySQL database storage of GRIB data does make it faster, and text products via
the wxtlist, tafrpt, sclist, sfcrpt has always been pretty good...and of course
satellite is still it's strong suit. We are heavy users of it right now for
That being said if I ever get a new machine with 4GB of RAM ee will install IDV
on it since it runs on Solaris x86/x64 now. I have already played around with
it quite a bit on my personal laptop.
From: gembud-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Gerry Creager
Sent: Thu 1/10/2008 12:22 AM
To: Rob Dale
Subject: Re: [gembud] GEMPAK going away in 3-5 years?
While I really don't want to see Gempak go away, I'm ranching out a bit.
I've been real impressed with IDV so far, although there are several
holes in it. I've also been pretty well impressed with NCL after
spending this week with it almost exclusively.
I've also heard more (and in a way, less, about AWIPS2 as I worked on
Storm Based Warnings over the last two years.